“Draymond Green acknowledged, KD bristled at a lot of Kerr’s coaching… KD is somebody you gotta manage” - NBA analyst says Bob Myers doesn’t want to give Steve Kerr a headache by bringing Kevin Durant back

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets

Since Kevin Durant requested a trade, there have been rumors of him potentially returning to the Golden State Warriors. NBA analyst Colin Cowherd, however, feels the Warriors will not take him back as they do not want to deal with Durant's excesses.

Warriors General Manager Bob Myers attempted to pour cold water on the Durant to Warriors rumors, stating that he likes the way his team looks at the moment..

"I like our team and where it's at. I want to give the guys a chance to do it again. It's a good group. We're lucky. It'll be fun to see. We were really hunting last year. Now I guess we're back to being the hunted, which I didn't think we'd be. We'll see. I think we can handle it."
I caught up with Warriors GM Bob Myers at the ESPYs. Considering what Myers said here generally, safe to say Warriors don't plan to reunite with Kevin Durant. Myers: “I like our team and where it’s at. I want to give the guys a chance to do it again.”

On The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Colin Cowherd reacted to Myers' comments. He believes a reunion is not desirable for the Warriors considering all they had to do to manage Durant during his previous stint in California.

"Some people are high maintenance, and some people are low maintenance, and Steph is really low maintenance, and KD is high maintenance. So, when you coach the Warriors, Steve Kerr acknowledged his last year with KD was not fun. Draymond Green has acknowledged, KD bristled at a lot of Kerr's coaching."

Bayless pointed out that Myers is a good friend of Kerr and would not want to give him any problems by signing Durant.

"I think it's a lot of that. We've already seen it. Draymond Green has been quoted saying it was difficult. KD is somebody you've gotta manage. You don't really have to manage Steph Curry. Regardless of who's better, some people are just a lot.
"The Warriors are so good, they can pick and choose now sort of the risks they take. 'Will you fit into our culture?' I just think that's the way it works."

It is worth noting that the Warriors have not really pushed to sign Durant. However, they remain one of the few teams in the league that can match the Brooklyn Nets' demands.

Kevin Durant helped the Golden State Warriors win 2 championships

Stephen Curry (R) and Kevin Durant (L)
Stephen Curry (R) and Kevin Durant (L)

Durant's time with the Warriors was a tremendous success, as the All-Star guard helped the team win two consecutive NBA titles. With Durant, the Warriors defeated the Cavs in the 2017 and 2018 Finals with an 8-1 combined record. Durant won the Finals MVP award on both occasions.

“We would not have beat the Cavs without Kevin.” 😳Draymond Green talks about the importance of Kevin Durant to the Warriors success in the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals.(via: @TheVolumeSports)

Nevertheless, the Warriors proved they could be successful without Durant as they lifted the title earlier this year by beating Boston Celtics 4-2.

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